It’s been 5 years since THE EAST had its world premiere at Sundance on January 23, 2013!
The film was co-written and directed by Zal Batmanglij, and starred co-writer Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Patricia Heaton, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Aldis Hodge, Danielle MacDonald, Hillary Black, Jason Ritter, Julia Ormond and Billy Magnussen.
Plot summary: Sarah (Brit), an undercover agent at a private intelligence firm, is hired to infiltrate the East, an ecoterrorism cell targeting companies that pollute the environment. Though one (Ellen) of the group’s hardcore members is suspicious of her, Sarah manages to win over Benji (Alex), the East’s leader. However – even as Sarah tries to maintain her cover – she gains more sympathy for the group’s cause while, increasingly, becoming drawn to Benji.
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